7 December 2015
HENRY, Patrick (1736-1799), patriot, Virginia governor. Partly printed document signed ("P.Henry") as Governor, Richmond, 4 August 1785.
1 page, oblong (12 ½ x 16). PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT, text accomplished in a clear italic hand, large papered wax seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia (intact), BOLDLY SIGNED, very slight browning along old folds, docketed on verso. THE GREAT VIRGINIA ORATOR GRANTS LAND IN FRONTIER KENTUCKY. The attractive deed issued by Henry to "William Tilton” " details a tract containing 5,220 acres on the Monagahela County. Virginia granted extensive frontier lands to veterans who had served during the Revolution. Tilton, it explains, was assignee of Michael Ryan.
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